“My connection to the work of the Food Share is personal. My family was a food box recipient for a number of years and the food we received was key in our journey out of poverty. I have a strong belief that food is a human right; that every person should have access to the food they need to live and thrive. I’m continually impressed by the way our community is engaged in our mission and I'm inspired by the passion they have to evoke social change and support their hungry neighbors.” -Kendra
Kendra Alexander started at the Food Share as a volunteer in the Volunteer Action Center (VAC) in 2010. Soon after, she completed Jobs+, a 6 month job skills training program and joined the Food Share team as staff in May 2011 as the Volunteer Supervisor in the VAC. Since then she has held positions as Warehouse Manager, Food Resource Developer and has been the Director of Food Resource and Warehouse Operations since 2018.
Kendra grew up in the Eugene/Springfield area. She has been a resident of Salem for 15 years. She lives with her husband, son and two cats. In her spare time, she enjoys camping, hiking and reading.